In addition to The Beekeeper, David Ayer is reteaming with Jason Statham and teaming with Sylvester Stallone and Chuck Dixon.
Set to begin filming in London this spring, David Ayer is directing Levon’s Trade starring Jason Statham from a script by Sylvester Stallone adapted from comic book writer Chuck Dixon’s first novel in the Levon series. Ayer also made revisions to Stallone’s screenplay.
Levon’s Trade comes from Amazon MGM Studios where it is confirmed the flick will have a U.S. theatrical release, with the Prime Video streaming service taking streaming rights in a slew of major international territories.
What is Levon’s Trade about?
Via Deadline, Levon’s Trade will chart how Levon Cade (Statham) left his “profession” behind him to go “straight” and work in construction. He wants to live a simple life and be a good father to his daughter. But when his boss’ teenage daughter vanishes, he’s called upon to re-employ the skills that made him a legendary figure in the shadowy world of black ops. His hunt for the missing college student takes him deep into the heart of a sinister criminal conspiracy, creating a chain reaction that will threaten his new way of life.
Amazon’s market page for the novels also describes the books as, “Levon is bad ass. Makes Jack Reacher seem like a crossing guard.”
Ayer directed Statham in The Beekeeper which is now out in theaters and has brought in more than $80 million worldwide. Read our review here.
Jason Statham is also known for The Expendables and of course is a huge international action star.
Sylvester Stallone has lots of writing creds including winning the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for Rocky.
Chuck Dixon is known for a plethora of comic book work including The Punisher, and Dixon wrote Stallone’s The Expendables Go To Hell that raised nearly $300k in crowd-funding. Their latest graphic novel collab is First Kill, Rambo’s first tour of duty.